What is the difference between Pose and Impose?

The difference between pose and impose

is that "pose" is common cold, head cold; catarrh and "impose" is to establish or apply by authority.




  • (archaic) Common cold, head cold; catarrh.


  • Now […] have we many chimnies, and yet our tenderlings complain of rheums, catarrhs, and poses.
  • Megg yesterday was troubled with a pose, Which, this night hardned, sodders up her nose.
  • The Ague, Cough, the Pyony, the Pose. Aches within, and accidents without, […]
  • And whereas some say, that they which use oft washing of their heads shall be very prone to headache, that is not true, but only in such that, after they have been washed, roll up their hair about their heads; the cold whereof is dangerous to bring them to catarrhs and poses, with other inconveniences.


  • (transitive) To establish or apply by authority.
  • (intransitive) to be an inconvenience (on or upon)
  • to enforce: compel to behave in a certain way
  • To practice a trick or deception (on or upon).
  • To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
  • To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.

Related terms

  • imposition


  • Death is the penaltie impos’d.
  • Congress imposed new tariffs.
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  • I don’t wish to impose upon you.
  • Social relations impose courtesy
  • Norwich soon began imposing themselves on that patched-up defence with Holt having their best early chance, only to see it blocked by Simpson.